AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 821-3598
Office Assistant -Assist with phones; office appointments; greeting customers; mailings, etc. Monday - Friday. Flexible day/hours.
BRAINERD LAKES CHAMBER of COMMERCE Miranda Anderson at 822-7110 or email@example.com.
Membership Services Volunteer -The downtown Brainerd office is seeking a volunteer who can devote between 4-6 hours a week. Must have basic computer knowledge. A portion of these duties could be completed at the volunteer's home if desired.
BRAINERD PUBLIC LIBRARY 829-5574
Senior Outreach Program -- Help the library by assisting in the delivery of materials (Large print books, audio books/player, and videos) to homebound seniors. You determine the days/times that will fit into your schedule. Contact Theresa Harsha at (218) 232-8330.
Library Aide -- Shelve books and other library materials. 2 hrs per day or week
Board member -- Friends of the Brainerd Public Library, an organization that supports and promotes Brainerd Public Library, is looking for individuals to serve on the Friends of the Library Board of Directors. Activities include the used book sale, author visits, and programming at the library. For more information call Friends President Dawn Stattine at (218) 829-4092 or Secretary/Treasurer Sherri Delahunt at (218)963-2699.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE:
To list your volunteer opportunities
Further information about volunteering
Mike Koecheler or Mari Jo Renstrom at:
RSVP Volunteer Services
204 Laurel Street, Suite #11
Brainerd, MN 56401
BREATH OF LIFE Bob Schricker 822-3296
Program Assistant - Assist with crafts, music, storytelling, reading, making cookies, clean-up, serving "goodies" and beverages. Answer the phone; assist elderly participants with coats and hats, walkers, canes and wheelchairs. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hours and days are flexible.
Driver -- Need volunteer drivers to pick-up/deliver clients to and from the program. No special license is needed and van is provided.
BRIDGES OF HOPE Tami Lueck -825-7682 or (888)750-7682 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Assistant - Answer phones; call data collection/entry; computer tasks; clerical work, including mailings, etc. Monday - Friday. Flexible days/ hours.
CENTRAL MINNESOTA COUNCIL ON AGING Brenda Wuebkers 1-800-333-2433 Brenda.Wuebkers@cmcoa.org
Information Advocate for Seniors - Volunteers are needed to provide advocacy on behalf of older adults and disabled persons through the Senior LinkAge Line by assisting Medicare Beneficiaries with Medicare counseling, medical billing errors, health care directives, prescription drug assistance, etc. Training is provided.
CONFIDENCE LEARNING CENTER Mary Harder 828-2344, email@example.com
Donation Collection Driver - Assist Camp by driving to pick up items donated for the "Confidence Outdoor Auction" held September 19. Pickups will be ongoing to September 18. Flexible days, 3-4 hours each day.
Firewood Hauler and Splitters - Individuals or groups volunteers willing to spend a day in the woods picking up firewood that has already been blocked or spend a day splitting firewood. Gas wood splitters are provided. Call to set-up a day.
CRISIS LINE & REFERRAL SERVICE Mary 828-4515, firstname.lastname@example.org
Line Volunteer -To listen, ask questions and guide callers to local resources and empower them to call. Sometimes to be a listening ear. Two shifts per month. Shifts are: 8 a.m.-noon, noon -5 p.m., 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., 10 p.m. - 8 a.m.
CROW WING COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 829-3268
Museum Greeter - Help out once a week or more in our museum. Flexible hours, shifts are 2 hours each or longer if you want. Depending on your interests, some options are: museum greeter, gift shop sales, answer phone, special projects, office help, and/or help at the County Fair in one of our buildings.
CROW WING COUNTY VICTIM SERVICES Pat Charlson 828-9518 Ext. 100
Office Assistant - Answer phones; data entry; computer tasks; clerical work, including mailings, etc. Monday - Friday. Flexible days/ hours.
CUYUNA REGIONAL CARE CENTER Janie 218-546-7000 Ext. 4202
Music - Perform live music for residents. One time monthly.
Card Player - Play cards with residents. Flexible to your schedule.
Shopper - Run errands for residents. One day a week.
Companion - Be a companion to a resident on outings with staff.
Craft person - Assist residents with crafts.
DORCAS Cathy Terhark 829-5065 or 828-2811
Thrift store associate - Help with unloading donations, cleaning, hanging, pricing and sorting. Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
EXPERIENCE WORKS, BRAINERD Paul Anderson at 218-631-3483, or email@example.com
"Job Club" Coach - A great opportunity to help older women and men in the Crow Wing County area who want to return to the workforce. Assist in providing "job search skills. Teach small groups, as well as work one-on-one. Do practice interviews, help with resumes, and provide emotional support and encouragement. Flexible schedule and hours.
FAITH IN ACTION FOR CASS COUNTY 1-866-675-5432 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Neighbors helping Neighbors" - Compassionate volunteers are needed to assist seniors and adults with disabilities in Cass County to maintain their independence at home. Volunteers are needed to provide rides to medical appointments, errands, assistance with grocery shopping, friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, minor home repair, building wheelchair ramps, household tasks, caregiver respite and support, as well as other types of friendly assistance. Volunteers are especially needed in the southern part of Cass County.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT/SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM Marcia Ferris 218-839-6650 Marcia.Ferris@lssmn.org
FGP- 1:1 attention to children in schools, Headstart, shelters, pre-schools. Age 60+, Tax-free stipend, meals, mileage and volunteer liability insurance provided. M-F, 15 hours per week.
SCP - Retirees helping at-risk seniors continue living independently. Age 60+, Tax-free stipend, meals, mileage and volunteer liability insurance provided. M-F, 15 hours per week.
GIRL SCOUTS OF MINNESOTA & WISCONSIN LAKES AND PINES Monica Husen 828-3515, email@example.com
Adult Troop Helpers Needed - Adult volunteers needed to help troops with end of the year projects and day camp.
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE PROGRAM Sheila Hunter 963-9452
Hospice Volunteer - Provide in-home services to the terminally ill patient and their family, through listening, one to one visiting, reading and support. Days/hours to fit your schedule.
Office Assistants - Help with secretarial work in the Hospice office in Nisswa. Various days and hours.
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - BETHANY Tina Dunlap 825-2504 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo Volunteers - Mondays and Fridays at 2 p.m.
Gifts'n Goodies Volunteers - (Coffee Shop/Gift Shop) - Morning or afternoons
Dining Host/Hostesses - Breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Devotions Accompanists - Substitutes
Hospitality Cart Host/Hostesses - Mornings or afternoons
Manicure/Nail Care Volunteers -
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WOODLAND Kris Matich 855-6618
Escort - Assist resident to dining room everyday. 7:15 a.m.-7:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-noon, and/or 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Bingo Assistant - Assist residents in finding, covering, and calling off Bingo. Fridays, 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Visitor -- Visit with residents on a one-on-one basis.
HALLETT COTTAGES ARBOR Sue Heglund 218-545-8534 email@example.com
Various Opportunities -- One-on-one visits, piano playing,sing a-longs, reading to residents, craft projects, assisting residents on outings, musical performances, and table games. Opportunities for individuals and/or families, anytime of the day or evening. Organizations to sponsor monthly birthday parties.
HARMONY HOUSE OF BRAINERD Shelley or Sondra 828-4142
Friendly Visitor -Come to visit and be a friend to some of our residents.
Nail Care - Assist with "Fancy Fingers" (nail care). We provide all of the supplies. Time/day convenient to your schedule.
Gift of Music- Come to play the piano or whatever instrument you play!
Bible Study Group-Lead a group of residents in reading scriptures.
Talent - Whatever your talent is we would love to have you come and share it.
HEARTWOOD SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY Sue Heglund 218-545-8534 firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizations to sponsor monthly bingo games, monthly birthday parties, one-on-one visits, and card playing.
KINSHIP PARTNERS Pam 829-4606 or Jean (218)568-4015, email@example.com www.kinshippartners.org
Activity Assistant - Assist Kinship Partner kids with activities, such as art projects or making a snack, at one of the various stations.
Mentor - Spend 2-3 hours each week with a child doing everyday activities in your home or at community events. After school or weekends.
LAKES AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Kevin or Laurie 828-8517 firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Support Partners needed -Walk and work with a family as they learn how to become a responsible owner.
Retail/ReStore Staff - Help staff the following positions: cashier, sales clerk, and/or stock management. Stock management requires some lifting ability. Training provided for all positions. ReStore hours are Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.- 5p.m.and Saturdays 9 a.m. - Noon. 3-6 hour shifts are available.
LAKES AREA RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROJECT Stephanie Haider (218)562-4926 email@example.com
Facilitator -- Volunteers sought for justice project. Lakes Area Restorative Justice, a community directed, operated and supported nonprofit organization in Crow Wing County, is seeking volunteers to make a difference in a teenager_s life and to improve the community.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER DeAnn Barry or Paula 829-9345
Donut Helper -Volunteer openings on the donut crew. We are looking for donut frosters for Thursday mornings once a month, from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Donut box packers Thursday mornings once a month, from 5:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. Donut machine operators for Thursday mornings once a month, from 3:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. If interested in assisting with our donut operation, please call DeAnn or Paula.
Receptionist - Answer phones and greet people. 4 hour shifts. Choose from morning 8:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or afternoon 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Bingo Caller - Call bingo games for seniors once a month. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
LSS SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM Lucy Hanninen 824-6026
Kitchen help - Families or individuals of any age needed to help in the kitchen with the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center's Senior Citizen Meal Program.
Meals on Wheels Drivers - Deliver meals to shut-ins. These seniors need your smile and a hot meal. Drivers are needed for Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE Cece Snook 829-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Services Mentor - Work with young adults and serve as a role model in their day-to-day activities.
Energy Assistance Aide - Work with families seeking help with their energy bills; work closely with staff to provide support that clients require.
Housing Services Aide - Work with staff to assist clients to complete applications and documentation necessary for obtaining adequate family housing.
MINNESOTA OVARIAN CANCER ALLIANCE Lindsay Kohn (612)822-0500 or email@example.com
Experienced facilitator -- Needed for ovarian cancer survivor, support group in Brainerd. Qualified candidates are supportive, respectful of diversity, and familiar with local resources. Must maintain group confidentiality. One-year commitment preferred. 1.5 hour meeting once a month.
MINNESOTAHELP NETWORK Sharon Notch (218)317-1010 or 1-866-333-2466 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Volunteers needed for the Minnesotahelp Network at the Brainerd Public Library Access Site, held the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Assist consumers in accessing local resources, available benefits and information for persons with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, and veterans.
MOUNTED EAGLES Mary Hammer 839-1274 or (888)828-9920
Horse Side Walker - Help people with disabilities during their riding lessons through the Mounted Eagles program. Located 8 miles south of Brainerd. No horse experience necessary.
NORTHLAND ARBORETUM Judy Sladek 829-8770
Information Desk and Gardening Positions - Choose from any of these volunteer opportunities - gardening, trail maintenance, tree trimming, mowing, watering, carpentry, front desk, sign making or security.
OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN for OLDER MINNESOTANS Jane Brink, 825-2005 email@example.com
Advocate -Your task will be to help promote the well being and quality of life for residents in long-term care facilities through weekly visits. Dates and times are VERY flexible and complete training, mileage reimbursement, and support is top notch.
PEQUOT LAKES LIBRARY Nancy or Donna (218)568-6181 firstname.lastname@example.org
Delivery person - The library is looking to expand our "Bring Me a Book Program." The volunteer would check out book bags and deliver them to working parents at a local workplace. Twice a month, approximately 2 _ hours.
Library Aide - Greet patrons, check books in & out, shelve books, basic computer knowledge. Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
RESPITE & CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM Bridget Allen (218)692-1964, email@example.com
Respite Care Volunteer - To stay with someone age sixty or older with a chronic health condition, providing visitation and safety, while the family caregiver takes a break and gets out of the home. Flexible days and hours.
RSVP VOLUNTEER SERVICES Volunteer Services Hotline 824-1345
If you have any questions, or you are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please give us a call. We would love to have you on the volunteer team.
SALVATION ARMY Debbie or Bonnie at 829-1120
Food Shelf Volunteer - Two dependable volunteers needed for packing and distributing food boxes, stocking shelves, weighing and recording food from donors and organizing and maintaining food shelf. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds and work well with other volunteers. One volunteer every Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one volunteer every Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS - BRAINERD AREA LAKERS Doug Bolton 963-7332 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach - Coach adult athletes in Basketball, Aquatics, Bowling, or Track and Field. Sports seasons last eight weeks, with practices lasting 1 1/2 hours once per week. Training is provided by Special Olympics Minnesota staff. You must be at least 18 to coach.
Local Sports Management Team Member - Provide general management direction and administrative support to ensure the delivery of quality Special Olympics sports training programs and athlete competition events that are available to all eligible individuals in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Meet once per month. Specific sports knowledge not required.
ST JOSEPH'S MEDICAL CENTER Sara or Deb 828-7610 email@example.com
Safety Walker - Physically active person who can walk with patients. Available days are M-F with various shifts.
Endo Volunteer - Receptionist for the Endoscopy Department. 4 hours once a week.
Radiation Therapy Greeter -- Hours are noon - 3 p.m., any day Monday - Friday. Greet patients and visitors to Radiation Therapy. Offering coffee and transporting patients via wheelchair.
TRIAD / S.A.L.T. - Tina Elder / Becky Koecheler 829-4749
Core Management Team Member - TRIAD/S.A.L.T. is collaboration between law enforcement and adults 55 plus in the community who work together on a joint approach to crime issues that effect seniors. Provide general management/leadership direction and administrative support to ensure the delivery of quality programs to individuals in Crow Wing County.
UNITED WAY OF CROW WING & SOUTHERN CASS COUNTIES Sarah (218)454-0228
Young Leaders Emerging -- We are looking for motivated 21-40 year olds interested in networking with others to help non-profit organizations improve their structure and efficiency.
WILD & FREE Dr. Deb Eskedahl 320-692-4180
Animal Transporter - Pick up injured or orphaned animals throughout Northern Minnesota and return to Garrison Animal Hospital. Days and hours variable.
Fund Raiser - Help with various fundraising events throughout the year. Days and hours variable.
WOMEN'S CENTER OF MID MN Julie Guth 828-1216 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraiser - Join one of fun, dynamic teams planning annual or one-time fundraising events. .Experience not necessary, but enthusiasm and organizational skills are a must. We also have openings for experienced grant writers.
Children's Mentor - If you like making kids smile, this is for you. Take your choice of playing games, reading, or doing crafts with resident children, toddler through teen. One to four hours weekly or bi-weekly.
Receptionist - Greet residents and visitors at our women's shelter, answer our multi-line phone and take messages. 2-4 hours per week. Choose your weekday and time between 8 a.m. & 6 p.m.
YOUTH AS RESOURCES (YAR). Laura Beilke, 829-5278
Youth Board Members - Help direct and plan events, fundraisers, grant funding to local area youth projects. The Board meets once a month. YAR is a board of youth and adults who process local grant requests from youth for projects that benefit the community.
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